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photo credit: anna gutermuth via photopin cc

Staying in New England for a moment, Vermont’s House of Representatives referred H.208, a bill that would mandate annual paid sick leave for employees in the Green Mountain state to the House Appropriations Committee.  The bill would require employers to give employees one hour paid leave for every 30 hours worked up to a maximum of 56 hours over a 12 month period and was previously being deliberated in the House Labor Committee.  We have also been advised that Vermont, which just increased its minimum wage on January 1, 2014 to $8.73 is now entertaining another bill which would bump the minimum up to $12.12, but we haven’t been able to confirm as of this writing.  We will certainly keep an eye out for it.